Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris purged the voting rolls illegally.<quoted text>LMAO!!! Unlike Obama, Bush was authorized to run for POTUS.
Election Suit Goes Forward / Civil Rights Groups Seek Changes In Florida Voting / MIAMI, Aug. 17, 2001 http://tinyurl.com/2qsthd
(CBS) A lawsuit filed by civil rights groups who contend black voters were disenfranchised last November won't come to a quick resolution.
U.S. District Judge Alan Gold has denied motions by Secretary of State Katherine Harris to dismiss the suit and by a county elections supervisor for a summary judgment. The judge's order was filed Tuesday.
The lawsuit, which included complaints from the Nov. 7 presidential election, asked the judge to eliminate punch-card ballots used in 25 counties, fix the state's system for purging voter lists and monitor Florida elections for 10 years. There was no effort to overturn the results of the presidential race won by George W. Bush.
"We're pleased the court ruled the way it did," said Anita Hodgkiss, an attorney with the Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law. "All of these were important steps for us."
Harris, state elections chief Clay Roberts and county election supervisors were named in the suit. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/01/11/pol...
Jeb Bush blamed for unfair Florida election
Civil rights commission says minorities were disenfranchised by governor's 'gross dereliction' in ignoring problems
June 6, 2001 http://tinyurl.com/2qr9sn
Thousands of black electors in Florida were disenfranchised in last November's election by an electoral system tainted by "injustice, ineptitude and inefficiency" a leaked report by the US civil rights commission says.
It accuses Governor Jeb Bush, the president's brother, and his secretary of state, Katherine Harris, of "gross dereliction" of duty, saying they "chose to ignore mounting evidence" of the problems.
The eight-strong commission, whose report will be published on Friday, found that black voters were "10 times more likely than white voters to have their ballots rejected", and pointed to the use of a flawed list of felons and ex-felons to purge the voting rolls.
Yes, Gore DID win!
The Purge and Other Crimes
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 01-CIV-120-GOLD / Katherine Harris purged voting rolls illegally
Voting Rights in Florida 2002:
The Impact of the Commissionís Report and the Florida Election Reform Act of 2001
June 2002 / http://tinyurl.com/2dmjq